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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (143 reviews)
“cioppino” (89 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (58 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Closed on Tuesdays. We mentioned to some people in town we were looking to have dinner at the Sea Chest; they open at 5:30, NO reservations, NO credit cards. They take cash and checks and have an ATM on site. We lined up early, 4:30,...More

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, delicious meal, efficient service. We had a little wait but were comfortable in the bar area were table games are provided to pass the time and spark conversation with others seated nearby. Our order came out quickly, the plate was appetizing and the...More

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait in line for the 5:30pm opening but we'll worth the wait. The best restaurant on Moonstone Beach Dr. We love it since we can walk from Pelican Inn and have no driving worries after a few cocktails. Monday nite we had...More

Thank LakersFan1954
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend Donna and I loved the Sea Chest restaurant. We had to wait 45 minutes but it was worth it. Visiting with others in the bar was fun as we were all waiting for a tabel. The restaurant does not take reservations and they...More

Thank U2625QUbarbaraa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The line starts at 4pm, they open at 5:30. Everyone in line was seated within 5 minutes. Food was exceptional, cash only. We felt a little rushed because of people waiting. Worth the wait.

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sea Chest was close to our hotel and we heard some good things about the seafood - and we were hungry. Since it opens at 5:30 we meandered over around 5:20 and we’re surprised to see a line of about 50 people waiting for...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from a friend on a Thursday night. We queued up about 30’minutes before opening time and were one of the last groups to get a table in the first seating. While service was good and friendly, We would not...More

Thank PPPianissimo
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Normally we get there at 4:45 and wait in line while enjoying a glass of wine. However, this time we got there at 5:45 and put our name on the list for the Oyster Bar and we sat outside by the fire pit and drank...More

Thank Narlene K
Reviewed 7 November 2017

People line up a half hour before they open to get into this place. Great oysters, and fish selection

Thank Chibi514_12
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a busy place so come early, you may have to stand in line...no reservations taken. We sat at the bar and it was a very fun environment. Seafood and service was top notch!!! Just be sure to bring your $$$...no credit cards taken but...More

Thank mntngirl69
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Questions & Answers
Lara W
22 October 2017|
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Response from cindycamps2 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't know they did it but the wine on sale was lovely and not too crazy price
Judy G
24 April 2017|
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Response from fjc_in_SB | Reviewed this property |
No... your best bet would be to park at Leffingwell Landing and walk... the walk is nice and the food is worth it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4514
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